There are certain instances where one can just tell that first-year New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur is forced to deal with something that he never, ever expected to deal with, and he had one of those moments on Friday.
It started when Odell Beckham Jr. offered up a simple response to his frequent cramping: the guy just isn’t a big fan of water.
Something I never knew about Odell Beckham. He said “I don’t like water.”
He said he’s trying to be better about drinking it but he doesn’t like the “squishy” feeling it makes in his stomach. He said that could explain his recent need for in-game IVs.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 19, 2018
Over to you, Coach Shurmur, where he actually had to address the “water controversy” on Friday, and did so in fitting fashion.
Pat Shurmur asked if it's news to him that OBJ doesn't like water: "That’s news to me, yeah. I mean listen, Odell and I and the players talk about a lot of things. We don’t talk about our like and dislike for water." Then Shurmur under his breath adds: "What a business.” ?
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 19, 2018
In the grand scheme of Odell Beckham things, this doesn’t even really register as a controversy, but it comes on the heels of his owner essentially telling him to cool it with the weird public remarks. You can tell Shurmur would really rather be talking about anything else.